UPDATE 6/13/20 1400 EST
UPDATE 6/12/20 1635 EST
Andrei Kicha, who handled the bribe and is detained, works as Deputy Director for Legal Affairs of Burisma.
The first deputy head of the Kiev tax Nikolay Ilyashenko tried to bribe the leadership of NABU and SAP for closing criminal proceedings against the largest Ukrainian gas producing private company Burisma, which was owned by former Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Nikolai Zlochevsky, writes Obozrevatel.
This was announced on Facebook by journalist Yuri Butusov. According to him, among the detainees Ilyashenko himself and Andrei Kicha, director of legal affairs at Burisma.
“(They gave money) for the fact that the special anti-corruption prosecutor Nazar Kholodnitsky will close the case of the infamous Burisma company, which was owned by oligarch Nikolai Zlochevsky, and whose supervisory board was the son of Joe Biden, a former US vice president and, in the near future, a probable candidate for US president from the Democratic Party, “the journalist wrote.
This evening Ukrainian investigators seized $6 million in cash and arrests were made in an alleged bribe to Ukrainian prosecutors to halt investigations into the Burisma group of companies and involvement with Hunter Biden, the son of Democrat Presidential Candidate Joe Biden, CDMedia has learned. The bribes were allegedly to the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Office of the Special Prosecutor (SAP). This information was posted on official NABU social media. We are told the operation had been under way for 2 weeks and is still ongoing. The images are two hours old.
NABU Director Artem Sytnyk last year was caught bragging on tape how he had helped the Clinton campaign against Trump in 2016 by released the faked ‘black ledger’ against Trump
campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Press reports describe how an official of the previous Poroshenko government, which was tied to the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016, tried to give the bribe. Reports are the person behind the act is Nikolai Zlochevsky, the owner of Burisma. The man arrested allegedly was his right hand in the Ukrainian government – a former high-level official in the Department of Financial Services of Kyiv.
A bribe was allegedly given for making a decision to close the case against an official who had previously been suspected under part 5 of article 191, part 3 of article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Seized 6 million dollars, read local press reports.
The case mentions a representative of Zlochevsky by the name of Kich.
At 18.40, Nabu blocked two cars at the exit from the parking of the traffic police in Kyiv, one of the cars belongs to Nikolai Viktorovich Ilyashenko, deputy chief of the traffic police.
$6 million was found in the car, which he carried to NABU for closing the criminal proceedings for the Burisma company, in which Hunter Biden worked.
While the searches are ongoing, we can only guess who was given such money and who claimed that “there is nothing to do [nothing to investigate[.
And is Artyom Sytnik the recipient of money?
MP Dubinsky in a telegram channel said that Zlochevsky transferred the money for closing the Burisma case.